Photographs of the Metropolitan Opera [graphic] / Harry G. Schumer ca. 1945-1965

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Photographs of the Metropolitan Opera [graphic] / Harry G. Schumer, ca. 1945-1965

Photographs of the Metropolitan Opera [graphic] / Harry G. Schumer ca. 1945-1965

Harry G. Schumer (1893-1971) was Orchestra Librarian of the Metropolitan Opera from 1938 to 1968. Chiefly informal backstage photographs of artists in costume taken during opera productions between 1945 and 1965. Some sight-seeing slides taken on tour are also included. About 500 persons have been identified as subjects, associated with productions of more than 60 different operas.

6920 slides; col; 132 transparencies; col; 10 x 6 cm; ca. 4000 negatives

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